I was lucky climbing it again. This time together with David Brkich, the uncrowned king of that mountain. We climbed up the broad spur that leads to the southeast ridge. From the ridge we descened down to get on the swiss glaciar. We climbed up the “head wall” to the Col Major and from there to the summit. We’re on our way to do the swiss traverse, but got into real bad weather (I wonder why we couldn’t foresee that….), thunder. lightning and hail…. We rushed down to the car… so this climb become a bit of a “speed climb”. 8,5 hours for the whole trip.
I climbed it together with Anja Cerpnjak. We started very early at the parking lot at Rogers Pass. We climbed up the steep Hermit Trail to Hermit Meadows. From there on snow and scree on to a broad spur which leads to the southeast ridge. The southeast ridge defines the Swiss Glacier to the south and offers a possible ascent route.
We decided to descend to the Swiss Glacier and climbed up on the steep snowfield (30 - 35 degrees). A large Bergschrund was easy to pass. We climbed up to the Col Major, the saddle between Rogers Peak and Swiss Peak. From there we walked on a small snow ridge to the summit. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed a wonderful view from the top. For the descend we took the route on the Swiss Glacier down to Hermit Meadows. For more Info go to www.tomperm.de
climbed with Greg Squires